Blogging

The Essential Guide

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(8 customer reviews)

Do you need practical advice to help you go from blogging beginner to brilliant blogger? Blogging: The Essential Guide explains what blogging is using examples and case studies. Read this book to discover what exactly is a blog, why people write them, how to pick a topic for your own blog and what makes a successful blog. You can learn about personal blogs, hobby blogs, business blogs and how to blog professionally. Learn technical terms and quick tricks to get your blog off to a flying start. Find out about different blog providers and set ups, and read inspiring ideas to help you keep blogging and stay motivated. Read about how often to post and get to grips with different types of posts. Improve your blogging with tips on writing style for blogging and practical guides to grammar; to common abbreviations used online and to the laws you need to know about when blogging. You’ll also discover how your blog can lead on to an eBook or eCourse, and find out how blogging is more fun if you link your blog into social media. Also, learn how to make a profit from your blog. Authors: Antonia Chitty and Erica Douglas


Chapter Headings

Blogging Basics

Starting a Blog

Basic Online Skills and Concepts

Content for Your Blog

Community and Blogging

Style and Structure for Successful Blogging

Writing a Blog and the Law

From Blogs to eBooks

Social Media for Bloggers

Writing a Blog for Profit

Author Bio 

Antonia Chitty is an award-winning entrepreneur and author of 15 books including Marketing: The Essential Guide. She started blogging in 2007 and still blogs about business and flexible work, as well as providing blogging services for business clients. Alongside writing books and blogging, Antonia helps women in business through ACEInspire and Become a Mumpreneur. 

Erica Douglas is one of the UK’s leading parenting bloggers. She writes on life and parenting at www.littlemummy.com. Over the last few years, Erica has made the journey from mum blogger to business owner, founding the Mum Blogger eCourse which has helped over 1,000 mums start or improve their blogs. She now works with Antonia Chitty to help women in business by offering flexible and affordable training through ACEInspire. 

Customer Reviews...

English Mum (via Amazon) -
I think it says a great deal that even though I've been writing a blog for six years, I still learned loads of new things from this book. For a complete beginner, this it's a blogging bible, with chapters on creating your blog, ideas for blog posts, loads of hints about community, sensible words about plagiarism and disclosure, etc. But more than this, there are some really clever sections on things like podcasting and eBooks. So if you've ever thought about starting your own blog (I'm a pretty good advert for blogging, I reckon - it's taken me around the world and given me a million and one brilliant opportunities), you should definitely buy this book. And if you're already blogging, it's invaluable for fresh ideas, as a great reference tool and for some really good, down to earth advice.

2013-07-23



Chris Armstrong (via Amazon) -
As the title states it is an essential bit of kit for all personnel starting out in the world of blogging, Simple easy to follow guide for all amateur bloggers a strongly recommended buy.

2013-07-23



MPWR1 (via Amazon) -
This is an excellent book. Concise information, easy to follow. Plenty of tips, quick steps etc. A brilliantly written introduction to the Blogsphere to begin writing confidently.

2013-07-23



Becky (via Amazon) -
Brilliant advice about blogging form Erica and Antonia. I have had products from these two in the past that have been so clear and strightforward they are an absolute delight and this book does not disappoint. I have been writing a blog for a few years and I so wish I had read this book before i began. it has everything for a new blogger and some good tips for a more experienced blogger too. It is so easy to follow unlike most IT books and I am very impressed. Highly recommended.

2013-07-23



Doc Barbara "Barbara Daniels" ~~(via Amazon) -
borrowed this book from my local library but then decided to buy it as I was sure I would want to refer to it again and again. I have been blogging for a few weeks mostly as Doc Barbara (my Amazon penname) but felt I needed extra help and this book certainly gives it. There are chapters on: basics; starting your blog, mainly on Google Blogger or WordPress; basic online skills and concepts; content; community; style and structure; the law; moving on to eBooks; social media and making a profit. There is advice on grammar, abbreviations, images and much more It is clearly and pleasantly written and encourages the blogger in his/her efforts whilst stressing the need to think what those efforts are intended to produce. As of now (May 2012) it is up-to-date and I thoroughly recommend it particularly for its sensible discussion of the tricky topic of SEO and the stress on enjoyment for the writer and reader of blogs

2013-07-23



Doc Barbara "Barbara Daniels" ~~(via Amazon) -
borrowed this book from my local library but then decided to buy it as I was sure I would want to refer to it again and again. I have been blogging for a few weeks mostly as Doc Barbara (my Amazon penname) but felt I needed extra help and this book certainly gives it. There are chapters on: basics; starting your blog, mainly on Google Blogger or WordPress; basic online skills and concepts; content; community; style and structure; the law; moving on to eBooks; social media and making a profit. There is advice on grammar, abbreviations, images and much more It is clearly and pleasantly written and encourages the blogger in his/her efforts whilst stressing the need to think what those efforts are intended to produce. As of now (May 2012) it is up-to-date and I thoroughly recommend it particularly for its sensible discussion of the tricky topic of SEO and the stress on enjoyment for the writer and reader of blogs

2013-07-23



Family Affairs (via Amazon) -
This is a very clear and concise book about all aspects of blogging. I have a blog myself but learnt a lot of new stuff.

2013-07-23



The Mum Blog -
Really valuable resource for anyone wanting to build a successful blog, written by two successful businesswomen. Lots of useful advice.

2013-07-23



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